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Pilots Of Crashed Lagos Associated Airline Plane Ignored Warnings; Black Box Detects Argument

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Pilots Of Crashed Lagos Associated Airline Plane Ignored Warnings; Black Box Detects Argument

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Oct 11, 2013 – Pilots Of Crashed Lagos Associated Airline Plane Ignored Warnings; Black Box Detects Argument By Captain Yakubu Abdulrahman & Assistant Pilot

Pilots of the Associated Airline plane that crashed last Thursday killing 15 people, were alerted about the plane’s faulty flight systems, but took off after briefly considering whether to abort the mission, the Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, said Friday.

The bureau, responsible for investigating aviation accidents, said initial review of the plane’s flight records showed that its captain, Yakubu Abdulrahman, received an automated signal ahead of take-off, which consisted of three chimes followed by “take-off flaps…take-off flaps.”

“This is a configuration warning that suggests that the flaps were not in correct position for take-off. And there is some evidence that the crew may have chosen not to use the flap for take-off,” said Mukhtar Usman, Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau.

Mr. Usman said the warning continued throughout the “take-off roll”.

“Approximately three seconds after ‘power is set’ call, the First Officer noted that the aircraft was moving slowly,” he said.

“At this time we can state that the Right engine appeared to be producing considerably less thrust than the left engine. The left engine appeared to be working normally,” Mr. Usman said.

When the signal was received, he said, the First Officer suggested the pilot abort take-off. That was ignored.

“The crew discussed some concerns about the aircraft prior to departure but at this time we are not prepared to elaborate on those concerns as there remains a lot of work to do to complete on the CVR analysis in order to determine the specific nature of the crew’s concerns,” he said.

Mr. Usman spoke at the bureau’s head office in Abuja on Friday, more than a week after the airplane carrying the body of a former governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Agagu, crashed shortly after take-off.

The plane carried 20 persons including crew and passengers. Five people survived the accident, including Mr. Agagu’s son, Feyi. The former governor’s body was later buried the next day in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The Accident Investigation Bureau said the plane’s Flight Data Recorder contains several engine related parameters which the AIB is reviewing.

[Premium Times]



  1. Ebenco

    October 11, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    May GOD help us

  2. Odebisi Sarafadeen

    October 11, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Nigeria needs prayer,there are much sin in this country,and no sinner will go unpurnised.we need to repent and plead for forgiveness to stop all this calamity.God be with us.

  3. Akuwax in Zambia, Mongu

    October 12, 2013 at 5:09 AM

    negligence by airport authorities

  4. christy Tanko

    October 12, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    Even after serz warning u still decided to sink lives haba oga pilot

  5. Ajayi Tolulope

    October 12, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Heaven they says help those who help theirselve.n need for too much prayer,we need to eraze the mentality of managing.may God have mercy

  6. atinuke

    October 12, 2013 at 1:34 PM


  7. Kola Obafemi

    October 14, 2013 at 7:00 AM

    Corruption+ego, bane of Nigerian leadership. Our leaders and decision makers need God’s deliverance for this country not to be totally destroyed. GOD pls save Nigeria

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